Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


3162 posts

Uber Geek

#154776 7-Nov-2014 11:21
Send private message

Not a complaint - just an observation.

I have a TP-Link router and run Unotelly.
I set up a 'fake' dyndns sitename in my router and entered the sitename into my Unotelly account.
(I do not have a dynDNS account)
Unotelly seems to be able to pick up my new IP address within seconds - Its great.

I suspected my router may have been doing a couple of odd things recently - so have borrowed a Draytek Vigor router.
I set up the Unotelly DNS servers in the router.
I figured I would set this up so it used the auto IP address update feature as well. I couldnt seem to get it to work.
I ended up actually setting up a free no-ip account. Checking the router log this is logging into no-ip. I have the details matching in the router and my unotelly account. After a couple of minutes going to the Unotelly login page it flashes up 'setup failed'/ Reading the Unotelly FAQs etc it looks Unotelly will check the Dynamic IP address that I set up 'every few minutes'. I am impatient and havent left it that long to see if it works....

So it seems that somehow Unotelly can pick up the info from the TP-Link router and match up my IP address to my Unotelly account straight away. For the Draytek it looks like Unotelly have to actually poll the sitename I set up to find out my IP address?

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

Create new topic
Hmm, what to write...
1159 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1170670 7-Nov-2014 11:51
Send private message

If I remember correctly the Draytek uses HTTPS and so the unotelly request fails

the other thing about the draytek is that if you are using no-ip but not the free version it wont work at all. It cant handle a different Domain name ....



3162 posts

Uber Geek

  #1170696 7-Nov-2014 12:07
Send private message

I suppose if its using https - that would certainly stop Unotelly 'scraping' the details.
Maybe that explains it.
Obviously the TP-Link doesnt use https then.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

Create new topic

News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS1621+ 
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32

NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00

Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34

Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.